Tuesday, 1 November 2011
A Beano of an exhibition, 8th Nov - 31st Dec.
Nick Brennan is a freelance cartoonist who has worked for clients including the BBC, Oxford University Press, and our very own Falmouth Art Gallery. But perhaps most well-known are the comic strips that he's drawn for the Beano and the Dandy over the past twenty years. Over that time he's drawn a number of characters for both publications, and this exhibition features the original artwork, drawn in pen & ink, of a number of them.
Included are pages of his longest running character, Blinky, the all-round buffoon who has appeared in the Dandy for over 15 years. Also here are pages from the Beano strip "Crazy for Daisy", which ran for over a decade, and featured lovestruck young Ernest Valentine and Daisy, the object of his over-enthusiastic affections. Amongst a variety of other characters appearing is, perhaps, the most famous of the bunch, Billy Whizz, the fastest boy in the world, who appears in the Beano every week, drawn by Nick.
All the pages in this exhibition have appeared in print, albeit digitally coloured, and with speech bubbles added.
The exhibition runs from 8th Nov - 31st Dec at 41a Killigrew St. Falmouth. TR11 3PW.